With my family and I living in separate countries, sending cards to each other on every occasion has become a favourite habit of ours. Birthday cards, Name Day cards, Congratulation cards and Christmas cards are just a few of them! This habit started in 2010, when I was living in Newcastle, the first city I moved in the UK. Since then we have sent more than 50 cards between us – sometimes because we felt to and others because we found a nice card and just had to buy it! For instance, when I was in Southampton this past January, I sat at a nice, cosy cafe to have some hot chocolate and as I was looking through their gift section, I found the most beautiful card featuring a 17th century countryside pub scene which I bought then and there and sent to my sister just because!
I much more prefer this way of old fashion communication than sending a quick online message (not that WhatsApp is not part of our daily communication but!), there is something nostalgic and beautiful about sending cards and parcels. And of course with it comes a double benefit! You get to have a beautiful set of cards and an additional collection of stamps with the latter, sadly, sometimes being looked too low. No more though!
Today, in collaboration with Wayfair, I present you the easiest DIY plant pot that has ever been created, for your beautiful green, leafy friends!
I have more than 8 different plants in my house, all much loved and much worshiped, hanging around the TV set, by the window, on the coffee table and on my desk by my laptop. Some have been gifted to me, others I bought myself and others have been given to me by friends moving around to different places.
As my first degree is in Agronomy, I have it under my responsibility to take care of all of them and sometimes I even feel anxious when I travel for more than a week, thinking that they might not been taken care as well as I look after them. This is the case with this Dieffenbachia or else known ‘Dumb canes’ plant. This beauty is an easy-to-grow, indoors plant, keen on warm temperatures and humid environments. It does not like direct sunlight and temperatures lower than 15 degrees of Celsius, which is the unfortunate case it was exposed to, during one of my recent travels…
To the rescue comes Wayfair, which as part of their latest campaign, asked me to pick up my favourite pot from their vast collection of plant pots and come up with a quick DIY project for spring! After much consideration and ‘this‘ or ‘that‘ dilemmas I got this grey, Pedra round plant pot by Sfeer voor jou, a Dutch company offering all things simple and Scandi for the house.
Here’s what I did:
I started by washing the envelopes on lukewarm water to remove the stamps which I let dry on a piece of paper by the window. Then, I cut some garden string, just enough to go around the pot 3 times.
I transplanted the plant, from its old pot to the new Pedra round plant pot using additional, fresh soil from the garden.
Meanwhile, the stamps were clean and dry, so I scattered them around the sides of the pot with a bit of blu tack adhesive attached on the back of each stamp.
I didn’t use too much adhesive and as blu tack is easy to remove this means I can add more stamps or remove them and decorate the pot in a different way as many times as I like! The advantage of having a light grey pot is that you can use it as blank canvas and let your creativity go wild. Next time, maybe I will use my brushes and paint some Aztec triangles, who knows! There are no limits to creativity, right?
A quick and easy DIY plant pot to display my stamp collection and bring a bit more colour to our living room!
Are you a fan of DIY projects?
*this is a sponsored post brought to you in collaboration with Wayfair. All opinions expressed and images are, as always, mine. Thanks for reading!